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Milestone reached!

As of this Friday, the fourth draft of my first novel is complete! That doesn't mean to suggest that the novel is anywhere near publication. A few ideas I had while writing means I'll have to go back and completely rethink the beginning. And, then there's the small matter of checking and redrafting. Not just… Continue reading Milestone reached!

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Weekly Update (26.03.2017) Of Short Stories and Sickness

Currently reading: Angel of Storms by Trudi Canavan Novel Weekly Word Count: 3905 Short Story Weekly Word Count: 464 Review Word Count: 566 Fanfiction Word Count: 717 As you can see, I've decided to add a few more word counts to my weekly updates to give both you and me a better idea of what… Continue reading Weekly Update (26.03.2017) Of Short Stories and Sickness

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Weekly Update (19.03.2017) – Of No Distractions and Lots of Words

Currently reading: Angel of Storms by Trudi Canavan (one of my favourite authors) Fortnightly Fiction Word Count: 14927 Fortnightly Review Word Count: 1993 As you've probably noticed, I didn't make a weekly update last week. That was because I was on holiday at that time and decided that I was going to use that time as a… Continue reading Weekly Update (19.03.2017) – Of No Distractions and Lots of Words

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Weekly Update (20.11.2016)

Weekly Word Count: 2030 Currently (re)reading: Betrayed by P.C. and Kristin Cast I spent the week ploughing through Fevre Dream for my next review and I just finished it last night. I'm halfway through compiling my notes to start writing it too. So, I'm making good time for my next review. I'm honestly not sure whether… Continue reading Weekly Update (20.11.2016)

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Weekly Update (18.09.2016)

Currently (re)reading: Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K Hamilton Weekly Word Count: 2321 Manuscript Word Count: 69303 Review Word Count: 2877 I really did my latest review in a bit of a rush. Re-reading Night World Volume 1 took a lot longer than expected and there was a lot of fact-checking involved so the Research part… Continue reading Weekly Update (18.09.2016)

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Weekly Update (11/09/2016)

Currently (re)reading: Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K Hamilton Weekly Word Count: 2427 Manuscript Word Count: 69163 My weekly word count is a bit lower than usual and that's because I wanted to spend more time this week on redrafting a short story and my manuscript and getting to the end of Night World: Volume 1.… Continue reading Weekly Update (11/09/2016)

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Weekly Word Update (4/9/2016)

Currently (re)reading: Night World Volume 1 by L.J.Smith Weekly Word Count (fiction): 3740 Weekly Word Count (review): 2733 Manuscript Word Count: 69051 As you may have noticed, the manuscript word count is back. I didn't put it on my last update as I didn't work on it last week and thus didn't have anything to… Continue reading Weekly Word Update (4/9/2016)

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Weekly Update (21/08/2016)

Weekly Word Count: 2464 Manuscript Word Count: 69,525 Currently (re)reading: Glass Houses by Rachel Caine My most productive days, writing-wise, were down to me working on my review rather than my writing. Though I enjoy writing these reviews, I'm starting to worry that they're overtaking my novels and my short stories. And, I think I left… Continue reading Weekly Update (21/08/2016)

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Weekly Update (07/08/2016)

Weekly Word Count: 2751 Currently (re)reading: Marked by P.C. and Kristin Cast I really should have finished the aforementioned book by now but Harry Potter and the Cursed Child happened and I put that on hold while I read it. I have to admit, I think HPatCC feels a bit fanfiction-y but I'm not here to review Harry… Continue reading Weekly Update (07/08/2016)

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Weekly Update (31/07/2016)

Weekly Word Count: 4887 Currently (re)reading: Marked by P.C. and Kristin Cast Sorry I didn't make a post last week. I had been out all day on both Saturday and Sunday so I didn't have any time to write, let alone make a blogpost. Still, I didn't have anything to report. Now, I do. I… Continue reading Weekly Update (31/07/2016)